MUSIC REVIEW: Hercules and Love Affair
As someone who’s not too impressed with the dance music coming out nowadays, after hearing Hercules And Love Affair, I’m happy to say I was blown away. As a fan of Antony and the Johnsons and the DFA label, seeing these two work together, along with other fantastic new artists on this album, under the guidance of ringleader Andy Butler, a DJ making big waves on the dance scene here in NYC, together they take the groove of disco and add over 30 years of electronic and dance music progress to it, creating one of the most inventive albums in a long while. “Blind” is a total blast from the disco past, and hearing Antony sing over dance music rather than his slower paced solo work, is completely refreshing, and he makes it work beautifully. While also touching on dance music from all over the place including the 80s and much of the 70s, Hercules and the Love Affair is worth picking up and dancing to all summer long!
Here’s a look at the album’s first video, “Blind”